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Can dermal fillers help me?
As time goes by, skin becomes lax. This is a natural part of aging skin but it's not what many perceive as beautiful. Symmetrical, youthful and smooth skin are promoted everyday. So, where does that leave you? Easy. At The Fountain Clinic, located in Rocky River, OH, doctors provide patients with dermal fillers to regain and rejuvenate that youthful look.
What are injectable dermal fillers?
For several years collagen was the first and only FDA approved filler consisting of highly purified bovine, a dermal tissue extracted from cow.
A new filler was later developed that had only one percent rejection rate and contained human collagen. There was simultaneously a popular silicone filler removed from the market when silicone was banned from being used in breast implants.
Today, hyaluronic acid-based fillers, a naturally occurring substance that contributes to cell proliferation, are popular. Hyaluronic acid based fillers are made from bacterial proteins and don't require skin testing because they're already found in the body. The transparent gel is injected into facial tissue to eliminate wrinkles and smoothen folds.
Where are dermal fillers injected to improve?
- Nasal labial folds
- Marionette lines
- Facial wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines
- Corners of the mouth
What are other dermal fillers used in the USA?
Restylane received FDA approval in 2003, as well as other cosmetic fillers such as Perlane, Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus and Juvederm Voluma
You'll find calcium-based fillers instead of hyaluronic acid in markets these days, just ask your Rocky River doctor. These new dermal fillers include Radiance/Radiesse, which is FDA approved and said to last up to 18 months.
Technological advancements have proven effective in creating safer products to rejuvenate your skin. If you have any questions about cosmetic fillers, don't hesitate to call your doctor at The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, OH.
If you’re bothered by fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring or an uneven skin tone, or if you are looking for a simple way to rejuvenate your skin, chemical peels may be a good option for you.
A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure performed by your dermatologist. This in-office treatment involves applying an acid solution to remove damaged outer layers of skin, erasing imperfections and improving skin tone and texture. As the old, outer layer of skin is exfoliated and removed, it stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells that are smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.
This time-tested, non-invasive procedure is quick—in most cases less than an hour—and yields fast results. It can drastically improve the appearance of skin marked by wrinkles, scars and other signs of aging or sun damage.
Chemical peels can improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Acne scarring
- Sun-damaged skin
- Age spots
Chemical peels can be applied to many parts of the body including the face, neck, chest and hands and are available in several different strengths. Our office can help you determine the type of chemical used depending on your skin type and desired results. The best candidate for a chemical peel is a person with fair skin and light hair, although darker skin types can also achieve good results depending on their specific problem and treatment goals.
How many treatments are necessary depends on the severity of skin damage and the patient’s goals. With each treatment, scarring and other imperfections typically diminish more and more.
At your dermatologist's office, we can help you achieve your most radiant, youthful skin. Visit to learn more about cosmetic dermatology and to find out if you are a candidate for chemical peels.
It’s no fun to grow old gracefully, and why should you? You can fight aging thanks to cosmetic skin treatments and products. Dr. Curt Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, Ohio, wants to introduce you to two of the most powerful anti-wrinkle treatments available. They are: Xeomin and Botox! Xeomin is what is often used in Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
Xeomin and Botox are cosmetic treatments that have been used for years to combat the early signs of aging and help people look younger. Both are derived from a neuro-toxin produced by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.
Both are injected in small amounts under the skin where there are over-active muscles causing wrinkles using a tiny needle. Once injected, Xeomin and Botox temporarily disconnect the nerve from the muscle in the treatment area. The skin then looks smooth and youthful.
Results from Xeomin and Botox treatments can be seen within the first seven to ten days after treatment. The cost of treatment varies depending on the number of injections you need, and you will need maintenance treatments every 3-6 months to look your best.
These are just a few of the areas commonly treated with Xeomin and Botox:
- Crow’s feet, the lines at the corners of your eyes
- Furrows, the frown lines in your forehead
- Glabella, the lines between your eyebrows
- Platysma "bands" in the neck, causing two lines from the chin to the neck.
Xeomin and Botox will diminish the fine lines and wrinkles by smoothing your skin as a result of wrinkling by over-active muscles.Treatment is easily tolerated and fast.
For more information about how Xeomin and Botox works and what you can expect from treatment, please visit the "Botox Page" on our website at http://www.thefountainclinic.com/botox-cosmetic.html
Now you can say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles and hello to a younger-looking you. Don’t settle for looking older than you need to. Fight aging with Xeomin and Botox! Start on the road to looking younger by calling Dr. Curt Birchall at Rocky River Med Spa - The Fountain Clinic in Rocky River, Ohio. (216) 503-8517.